Multi-stage downloader Trojan sLoad abuses BITS almost exclusively for malicious activities

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:30:26 +0000

Many of today’s threats evolve to incorporate as many living-off-the-land techniques as possible into the attack chain. The PowerShell-based downloader Trojan known as sLoad, however, puts all its bets on BITS. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of the Windows operating system that provides an ability to transfer files in an asynchronous and…

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The quiet evolution of phishing

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:00:56 +0000

In 2019, we saw phishing attacks reach new levels of creativity and sophistication. Read about the most notable phishing techniques we spotted in the past year.

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Cybersecurity Defense Requires a Strong Offense

Credit to Author: Nathalie Marcotte| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:58:46 +0000

Cybersecurity is currently facing a tricky paradox. The number of attacks, and attempted attacks, is rapidly growing but as it stands, companies are struggling to adapt the right approaches in… Read more »

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Insights from one year of tracking a polymorphic threat

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:00:56 +0000

We discovered the polymoprhic threat Dexphot in October 2018. In the months that followed, we closely tracked the threat as attackers upgraded the malware, targeted new processes, and worked around defensive measures. One year’s worth of intelligence helped us gain insight not only into the goals and motivations of Dexphot’s authors, but of cybercriminals in general.

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Going in-depth on the Windows 10 random number generation infrastructure

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:00:33 +0000

We are happy to release to the public The Windows 10 random number generation infrastructure white paper, which provides details about the Windows 10 pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) infrastructure, and lists the primary RNG APIs. The whitepaper also explains how the entropy system works, what the entropy sources are, and how initial seeding works.

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A week in security (November 11 – 17)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:43:14 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 11 – 17, including Facebook scams, the importance of securing food infrastructure, and our latest CTNT report.

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Digital Trade: Framing the Global Rule Book for Our Connected Future

Credit to Author: Jeannie Salo| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:30:59 +0000

This week, Naples, Florida will play host to the 2019 NEMA Annual Meeting, an event that brings together the U.S. electroindustry C-Suite and select industry suppliers to discuss the megatrends… Read more »

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